PRINCE Harry volunteered to have a trauma therapy session filmed for the Oprah Winfrey docuseries after unleashing “truth bombs” about the Royal Family.
During an episode of The Me You Can’t See, a five-part series about mental health, the Duke was shown undergoing EMDR.
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Speaking on the Apple TV show Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that EMDR had always been something he had wanted to try.
He also told Oprah how his wife Meghan Markle had urged him to seek help four years ago following a huge row after he “acted like a 12-year-old”.
EMDR is short for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and is said to help people come to terms with traumatic experiences.
With his therapist Sanja Oakley, Prince Harry explained in the series: “EMDR is always something that I wanted to try and that was one of the varieties of different forms of healing or curing that I was willing to experiment with.
“I never would have been open to that had I not put in the work and the therapy that I’ve done over the years”.
Speaking to Town and Country magazine, the director of the episode, said that the idea for the therapy section came from the Prince.
“He volunteered, he was game for trying something,” Dawn Porter said.
“And we thought well, we have the opportunity to film this [therapy] and maybe this is something that will work for some people, maybe it won’t, but the idea is that you don’t tick a box and you’re done, mental wellness is an ongoing pursuit.
“You have to continue to try new things and to push yourself and his volunteering to try something was a great way to emphasise and underscore that point.”
The Prince described using EMDR to deal with the discomfort he has of travelling to London which he said reminds him of the loss of his mum, Princess Diana.
Harry spoke in the documentary about suffering through a “nightmare time” in his life from when he was 28 until 32.
“I’m freaking out every single time I jump in the car or see a camera. I would just start sweating,” he said.
During the docuseries, Prince Harry accused his family of showing “total neglect” to his mental health woes and claimed that Prince Charles made him “suffer”.
“My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well, it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you’,” he told Oprah.
“That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered, that doesn’t mean your kids have to suffer. Actually quite the opposite.
“If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, you can make it right for your kids.”
Meanwhile, the Queen is reportedly “deeply upset” by Prince Harry’s “very personal” criticisms of the Royal Family.
The Royal Family has been rocked by Prince Harry unleashing a string of “truth bombs” that started with the interview he and his wife gave to Oprah in March.